Sports schedule used at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games

Description (Brief):

Sports schedule used at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games.

Description (Brief)

The 1996 Summer Olympic Games, also known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad were held in Atlanta, Georgia with 197 countries, 6,797 men and 3,523 women athletes participating. These Games saw the debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball, and women’s soccer. These Games also saw the American women, who had taken full advantage of Title IX legislation, excel in Olympic competition. The women’s gymnastics, soccer, softball and basketball teams all won gold, propelling the US women athletes into the global spotlight and beginning their dominance in Olympic competition. Atlanta benefitted from the Games as Centennial Olympic Park led to the revitalization of the downtown area and the Olympic Village became residence housing for area universities. These games marked the first time since 1984 that the United States topped the medal count with 101.

Date Made: 1996

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: OlympicsLevel Of Sport: AmateurRelated Event: Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.3010.364Nonaccession Number: 2018.3010Catalog Number: 2018.3010.364

Object Name: sports schedule, summer olympicssports schedule

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3/16 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm x .4699 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-c65d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1911887

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